06 May 2014A Chronicle XL Kooky update
Kooky Records has published an important news update on The Durutti Column's new album Chronicle XL [->].
In summary, a further 320 copies will be made available via kookydisc.co.uk this Saturday evening at 19:00 British Summer Time priced from 27.00 GBP via the wonders of the glorious Buy it Now with Paypal Button.
Over to you Phil... [->].
Also, check out and join in the discussion at the new Kooky Records Facebook Page.
Post punk cult band The Names emerged in the winter of 1977-1978 as The Passengers, gathering immediate attention on the local Brussels scene. In 1979, after a series of successful gigs and a crucial step forward opening for Magazine, they recorded their first E.P. ("Spectators Of Life") and attracted the interest of prominent label Factory Records in Manchester.
Their first British studio session (at Stockport's Strawberry Studio) produced the single "Nightshift" / "I Wish I Could Speak Your Language (Fac 29). Receiving enthusiastic reviews in the UK and abroad, it marked the start of a long and fruitful collaboration with producer Martin Hannett. The album "Swimming" followed as well as more singles, including "Calcutta" and "The Astronaut".
- extract from the official website biography